Goal to halve number of LDCs in next 10 years

  Ahead of next week’s conference in Turkey on the world’s least developed countries, some leading participants outline plans and targets to reduce poverty   Halving the number of least developed countries – the world’s 48 poorest states – in […]

Malawi lays out its agenda at UN development conference

Malawi wants the conference in Istanbul on least developed countries to come up with a bold plan for action and funding to combat poverty Escalating fuel prices, climate change and the impact of the global financial crisis are the challenges […]

Least developed countries conference embraces private sector

As well as global giants like Coca-Cola and Marriott, 550 firms from developing countries attend conference in Turkey designed to improve the fortunes of the world’s 48 poorest countries Businesses from rich and poor countries are thick on the ground […]

LDC-IV, Istanbul: Ms. Bachelet Makes Case for Women’s Engagement in Global Business Value Chain, Promotes Women’s Empowerment Principles as Useful Tool

  Istanbul—As the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries continued in full swing Tuesday, UN Women Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director Ms. Michelle Bachelet got down to business with high-level executives and leaders to push the case for women’s engagement […]

World’s poorest countries better placed for transition to green economy

The world’s least developed countries, which have low-carbon profiles and rich natural assets, are better placed than their industrialized to make their economies more environmentally sustainable because they are less dependent on fossil fuel-based technologies, according to a United Nations […]